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in a government during natural disaster. that is where we want to begin, getting your thoughts on that. also delaying the pro forma session of congress. house and senate will be in sessio session, pro forma session, later on today. we want to hear from you in the first 45 minutes, your trust in government during natural disasters. the numbers are on the screen. host: you can also put your comments on our twitter page and facebo facebook. already sends us an e-mail and we will take all of your comments that way this morning. we have a report from the "washington post" the headline is storm brings candidates' disaster response into focus. hurricane sandy battering of the east coast is expected to produce historic rainfall and cause billions of dollars of damage and disruption to the presidential race and could provide a moment of sharp contrast between president obama and mitt romney and how their different ideas of governing apply to large scale disaster. host: his kpaeub was quote d as saying people are point tock the primary where governor romney during the primary has talked about privatiz
the government's response to the disaster so far? >> it has been generally applauded. unlike 2005 when hurricane katrina devastated new orleans, it seems all the relevant agencies were ready this time, up to speed, especially fema, the federal emergency management agency, that was criticized in 2005 being widely lauded now. the president himself was up all night from monday to tuesday in the situation room in the white house monitoring the situation. now he is touring the disaster areas, especially in new jersey, so he seemed very much concerned and seemed to do everything he could to help the people. he has been applauded even by republican competitors for this. one of his harshest critics has always been new jersey governor chris christie, and this man said that obama was doing an outstanding job. >> elections are right around the corner next week, and campaigns have resumed. it is a difficult question to ask, but who has actually profited from the situation? >> for mitt romney, it is a difficult situation because national disaster times are times when politics are supposed to be put aside, so
of all the almost of billions of dollars the federal government has spent trying to save those beaches and restore them again and again every few years. this is going to wreak havoc on all that construction of really beautiful beach we've had over the recent years. >> reporter: absolutely. and actually this boardwalk what i'm told is that this boardwalk used stimulus money to restore it. so if this does go under, obviously that's going to be a big challenge to restore it. but a lot of money has been invested into beach restoration and i did ask the governor how much money in terms of oon economic impact that he anticipated in terms of a shutdown because obviously the state government is shut down. nobody is going to work at the state government, and a big mass of businesses here have closed as well. so you can imagine people not working. that's going to be a huge economic loss, but he said the most important thing is that there are no lives lost at this point. he says he'll deal with the economic losses later as long as they can save lives at this point, chris. >> great reporting. grea
is to rediscover progressive values and put them forward. i'm arguing for not bigger government but i think different government. >> woodruff: and scott schaefer of public television's kqed profiles a photographer who uses google's street view images to create art. >> you have this distinct feeling of decay. the images almost challenge the viewer. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: hurricane sandy began battering its way ashore today, threatening days of destruction. the huge system had 50 million people in its sights and was already being called a superstorm. the w
, including the trip behintoday's government members on the economy. gdp, and mitt romney making his final pitch for this closing argument on the economy. reaction from the former chief economic adviser to the president. ♪ i know the name of eight princesses. i'm an expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more award conversations than i'm equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but 's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutu is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. gerri: med rodney taking the president to task on the economy and a closing bids to voters in the battleground state of viola today. romney slamming president obama armas added policies that have slowed our recovery while promising big change under of romney-right administration. with more on this, senior fellow for the hoover institute and former chief economic adviser to president george w. bush. welcome back to the show. always gre
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's government members on the economy. gdp, and mitt romney making his final pitch for this closing argument on the economy. reaction from the former chief economic adviser to the president. ♪ gerri: med rodney taking the president to task on the economy and a closing bids to voters in the battleground state of viola today. romney slamminpresident obama armas added policies that have slowed our recovery while promising big change under of romney-right administration. with more on this, senior fellow for the hoover institute and former chief economic adviser to president george w. bush. welcome back to the show. always grt to have you here. >> glad to be with you. gerri: i want to play a little bit of the sounds of our viewers can get a sense of the town. >> short. >> the jobs, where are the 9 million more jobs the president obama promised his stimulus would have created by. [speaking in native tongue] there in china, mexico, canada, countries that have made the sales more attractive for entrepreneurs and business and investment. even as president obama's policies have made it less attract
it was excellent, because it is. he said if i was not getting something from the federal government that i should call him directly at the white house, and he was going to be here, and not worry about dealing with anybody else, deal with him. >> there's that 3:00 am phone call. >> yeah. we were talking about that yesterday too, if you get rid of that federal aid it's problematic in times of disaster, because people in the state are in the midst of a disaster. >> exactly. they don't have a lot of ways to communicate or drive around -- >> why don't they drive the buses -- >> this is the exact time that you need federal assistance. >> you have an outside perspective, so you can assess how much equipment or assistance you need in that environment. there is also news too that he was upset with the mayor of atlantic city. >> i heard about that. what exactly went on? >> from what i understand is he was upset because people got stranded there. chris christie said get out, take this seriously, and he is blaming the mayor of atlanta city for sending people to shelters which are very c
seven children, were killed when government warplanes bombed residential areas in the province of idlib. ariel attacks were also reportedly launched on eastern suburbs of the capital damascus. the top united nations investigator on palestinian human rights is calling for a boycott of all companies linked to settlements in the occupied west bank. the special rapporteur on human rights in the palestinian territories confirms the oldest firms including hewlett packard, a volvo and caterpillar are complicit in the israeli occupation. >> this is an attempt to reach out beyond the intergovernment international institutional systems and one of the things that our report recommends is encouragement of the boycott of these named corporations, and encouragement of civil society actors to join in that boycott. >> the obama administration has rejected this proposal, calling it "irresponsible and unacceptable." planned parenthood has filed a new lawsuit challenging a funding ban in texas that seeks to exclude it from a program for low-income women. the texas program offers cancer and health screenin
said the government response has been extensive and efficient. >> i have spoken to all the governors in all these states. they have issued emergency declarations. those have been turned around quickly here in the white house. we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there's been close coordination between state, federal and local governme governments. >> if you want to know how close the coordination has been, listen to new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've been in touch with president obama this afternoon. the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a good conversation. the president wanted to know if we had everything that we needed to be able to respond to the storm. i told him we did. we wanted to check on the level of cooperation with fema, i said it was excellent. he said if at any point over the next 48 hours, i was not getting from the federal government i should call him directly at the white house and had he was going to be there. and that i should
in terms of sustained wind speeds. we also heard from the federal government about their inclination to close federal offices which they ultimately today and we heard from power companies expressing concern about their ability to maintain power. those three things led us to this decision to suspend all metrorail and metro bus service as well as metro access service all day on monday and what customers can expect is we'll make an announcement late this evening, probably around -- well, this evening probably around 6:00 off 7:00 about what to expect for tomorrow. >> i guess everybody will understand that the conditions are just going to worsen as howard has been telling us, and it's probably going to be the case that everything will be shut down tomorrow as well. >> well, yeah. we're going to make those decisions based on our damage assessment and based on what we hear from the region and what the federal government does. but if these forecasts are consistent and we're hearing the same thing as howard is reporting, it's likely that we may have service affects and impacts that continue
to coordinate the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down, especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> the storm will throw a little havoc into the race. i was supposed to be with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been canceled. >> reporter: the latest polls shows virginia now a dead heat and an important state for romney if he's to win on november 6th. he canceled three campaign events today in the state and instead spent the day in ohio with running mate paul ryan. >> let's, today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> ohio is another must-win state. told by a group of ohio newspapers they are tied 49 to 49%. >> i know they're chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country, nine more days. ( audience chanting: nine more days, nine more days! ) >> reporter: today on cnn senior obama advisor david axelrod was asked how the storm might impact the ra
, federal, and local governments. and so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. r david paulison knows about mobilizing the federal government's response to a hurricane. he was in two weeks after hurricane katrina. are you confident that fema is prepared given the sheer size of this storm, almost a thousand miles in dimer. >> it is a huge storm and the impact will on the storm is so big, it is impacti sever states from dall the way up to maine at the same time. but i am rae very comfortable. we have a great administrator running the organization. he gets it, he's from florida, a good emergency manager. doesn't run around with his hair on fire. so i'm confident they will do a good job. >> on a conference call today n fact, your successor, mr. fugate said the disaster fund at fema has a billion dollars in t more or less. is that enough for this kind of response that will be necessary? >> probably at the end of the day the expenses will be more than that. but yes, it's enough for now. what the president has de, he psident has
scrutiny than ever. going into next year, do you expect this to change the tenor around government spending at all? >> well, that's kind of an interesting question here, question have to solve the fiscal cliff first. and the spending in government last month, that was a big hit to gdp last month from government defense spending. the issue is a deficit which is a huge drag long term and the spending of government and a lot of this will depend honestly on who is elected. >> stay with us. first we'll check on the markets to the degree that we can. u.s. futures have been trading in the overnight and morning session. >> currently trading a little bit more than 40 points below fair value. let's show you european markets. a bit higher this morning by good numbers out of ubs and bp. ftse 100 up 35 points. xetra dax up 0.8%. ibex up 0.6%. let's remind you what's going on as far as reinsurers are concerned. impact on hurricane sandy as well. all the big reinsurers are up. this is an expectation maybes wills aren't quite as heavy, but of course if you to get losses, also hardening rates in the long te
and businesses. and governments will be spending huge amounts of money to repair subways, roads, and bridges so all of those efforts should help boost economic activity early next year. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now for a closer look at sandy's economic impact, mark zandi, chief economist at moody's analytics. you know, mark, people often hear that when there's a sdater like zandi, that it's actually a boost to the economy. is that going to be true in this case? >> well, no. this is a natural disaster. disasters are bad for the economy. obviously, the big hit to the economy initially, is what we're seing in new york. you do get rebuilding, and economy benefits from that, but net, net, the economy is in a worse place. natural disasters are bad for the economy, not good. >> susie: you heard in erica's remit some businesses are going to benefit, maybe hox*echl builders and cuk companies. if you look at the economy, who are the winners and losers in terms of various sectors? >> well, there's more losers than winners. the losers would be the restaurants, they're not goin
by the volt, bogged down by a pension, bogged down by government interference, i don't know. >> all of solvable exception the pension problem. they didn't go through a regular structured bankruptcy which is what romney said they could do. yeah, but governor romney there was no private finance, remember the financial markets were collapsing and yet if you read his op-ed and i did the other way, 2008 op-ed put it in restructured bankruptcy and then have government-- >> as a back stop. >> a lot of conservatives don't like that, but you can see what he was talking about. charles: it would have worked, i agree. >> and what's key tt bankruptcy, it would have lowered their labor costs and would have been a requirement in the bankruptcy they're at $80 an hour and now at 60 when the competition is 40. ford is doing better versus what chrysler is doing. look what happened with chrysler, they're in trouble and they're trying to attack romney in ohio and not working and even mother jones, overliberal mother jones says that romney is right, chrysler is going to be-- >> and here is the thing, and
government. most local governments also closed. emergency personnel, though, are still asked to report. every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. pretty much every flight into and out of our region has been canceled. you're advised to call your airline first if you have any questions about getting in or out of town. marc is shut down today. amtrak canceled most of its northeast corridor trains. again it's pret much a quiet day. today is also the third day of an extended weekend for most school systems in our region, and we have all of this information on our website. it's wusa9.com. we keep it updated 24/7. >>> very little traffic out there, but that doesn't mean we don't have problems and road closures. so let's go to monika samtani who's going to tell us about that. >>> if you're planning to head around town, let me take you to a graphic. here at the bay bridge, level one wind restrictions. that means winds are 40 to 49 miles an hour. no empty box trailers are house trailers allowed across the bay bridge. they'll reassess that throughout the
across the country today in clashes between government troops and rebels. in damascus, a warplane bomb flattened a three-story building killing eight men. later, the surprisingly close arizona race that could decide control of the senate. will either presidential candidates' plans help this man keep his house? and the door help to-door battle for early voters in colorado. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> brennan: early voting began today in both maryland and florida. the battleground state that at the heart of the disputed 2000 election. in colorado voting has been under way since monday. the most recent poll there shows the candidates in a dead heat, which is why both side are going all out. terrell brown has more. >> reporter: in boulder county, colorado, matt romney jointd volunteers going door to door. >> i'm matt romney. i'm mitt romney 53 son. he's running for president. >> reporter: the campaigns are getting down to basics, hoping personal outreach will help push those final vote. >> doing a good job. >> thank you. >> keep it up. >> nice to meet you, ron. >>
meetings with government officials, so the government is definitely connected as far as in the district. prince georges and montgomery county. we want to tell viewers that today is the last day to tie down everything that needs to be tied down, to get the things that you need, to get the water, to get the perishable items. because, yes, there will be outages. i'm going to say that again. yes, there will be outages. what's important is that this is a safety, an emergency situation. we want your viewers and our customers to be safe. we want our pepco employees to be safe. we have to make sure our families are safe before we go to work. we're doing that now so we can get the restoration effort started and get everybody back up as soon as we can. >> quickly, we have about 30 seconds left. what's the message you want to let people know about? what should they expect from pepco? expect the power to go out, then what should they expect in terms of response from your crews and call centers? >> what they should expect is better communication from pepco. we will have our website updated, as all i
of government spending. where is the recovery? "fox & friends" begins now. it's ominous morning this morning as we begin to see what sandy does on the east coast. tropical storm the. >> the cold front coming from the west one monster slow moving storm so its effects can be felt for a few days. has sites set on the united states. rick reichmuth has been following sandy's path. so i get, rick, that's good news. others say it can be worse than irene. >> don't pay attention to it being downgraded. it doesn't mean anything. it's not really completely a tropical storm. it's going to be transitioning to what we kind of consider a nor'easter. we are accustomed to nor'easters. that kind of a event. moisture associated with a tropical storm. tropical storm holds a lot more water in the atmosphere as it transitions. that water is still going to be there radar picture showing the rain is following across parts of the carolinas. the rain is going to be heavy all day. battering waves, a lot of wind. beach erosion and that sort of thing here. go forward on the track of this storm. continues to move northea
will be insured by the federal government rather than the insurance industry. and very little impact on insurers'. ashley: 5 looking at information on insurance pricing. rates have been steadily going up over the last year in the wake of sandy they you expect premiums to go higher? >> from an insurance industry perspective, don't mean to sound insensitive, but the loss is not a big enough deal to change the what we are seeing is property reinsurance, stabilization because this has been a pretty good year. >> when you look at the trends and a meteorologist i am not, but i am hearing this is going to be some winter, still storms ahead. what do you think about that? >> you will certainly see a different perspective but one of the flaws of the insurance is does the insurance industry is bad things have to happen. ashley: weather patterns are changing. does this change the strategy of insurance companies moving forward? >> you are seeing a heightened flow level of caution, buying more insurance, in recognition that three bad things happen, it takes a sizable loss. more cautious in terms of aggregate
and power outages, very effectively. lots of folks spreading updates from government officials, power companies and news organizations really helping to get that word out. sandy, new jersey, fema, business, hudson river, tappan zee bridge, all of the top trending topics on twitter. instagram has seen thousands of photos taken. interestingly delaware is the state with the highest amount of buzz around the storm followed by new jersey and then connecticut, but a picture is really what's worth a thousand words, and there are thousands of them. here are just a few. the fdyn, as you with see here, putting up a picture of the waves crashing into the bridge in brooklyn and then if you look over here, we've got a picture of the white house. this is the situation room. president obama tweeting out this very powerful. moving over here, you've got sandbags in jersey city, new jersey, justin solomon out with our reporter brian schactman in montauk tweeting that picture, and that's only gotten worse since then. there's more pictures from monta montauk. nbc's ron allen in atlantic city. check out t
confident you will get support you need from state, and federal government challenge play a role -- federal government that will play a role. >> there is no doubt governor made it clear he is all in committed. and you know when it comes to the repair, you know congress has passed and i have supported, laws, including our fema legislation that to the best of our ability to tries to make whole. there is going to be needs for more loans for people to get their businesses back up and running. the most disturbing thing is the inability of people to make a living short-term, because their business has been destroyed. if they were 100 reds of yards of -- hundreds of yards of the boardwalk, this is a beautiful area in and around the area appreciates, and see it destroyed, so completely, you know brings tearing ts tears to, even when people talk like i did about important of pla balance budget, there is always that caveat, we write into balance budget amendment, when there is is a national disaster, that takes precedent, we need to be fully onboard, in providing whatever resources are needed to make
they are " have to pay to governments, they see in this country we pay more to government if you're a business that any other major country in the world. in the europe their corporate tax rate which is to be higher than ours is now down to 25%. ours is 35%. businesses that are thinking of investing are interested in going elsewhere. kanaka brought their tax rate down to -- canada brought their tax rate down to 15%. i will propose sweeping our corporate tax rate from 35% down to 25%. at the same time we will have to get rid of deductions and exemptions and loopholes so we keep getting the revenue we need, but we want to bring the tax rate down to make america an ohio and more interesting place to invest. small businesses, because small businesses do not a bit difficult tax rate. they pay the individual tax rate. i want to bring it down. i want to bring down the individual rate house well. -- as well. i will make this proposal through our congress on day one. we will get real change in place from day one. there are other things i will do. i will make shall we finally get america on track to have
. macarthur airport. it is having its effect on business and government. we are responding as quickly as possible. obviously we have individuals helping us clean the road and making sure it is safe for people to get back and forth. connell: tony, this is dagen mcdowell. you know when they will clear the bridge to get that moving? >> i spoke with the ceo of long island power authority. their focus is going to be in the next day or two on getting the hospitals and nursing homes established and clearing the major arteries of power lines. we will not be able to get into the neighborhoods that are affected. there are dozens of neighborhoods throughout the south shore until they are able to turn off the power and work on once. several days before residents should expect to see power. they are focusing on the other institutions first. dagen: tony, thank you. >> thank you very much. connell: new york city rescue workers still dealing with this. taking a live look at the crane on 57th street in the heart of manhattan. an astonishing, horribly awful sight as it collapsed yesterday. again, how
, and that is the government report that comes out friday. government jobs report expectations comes in at a bit less than that. pegging that number anywhere from 105,000 to 130,000. you know, any way you slice it, we're still at a point where we're only adding enough to barely keep up the population growth. it's not going to bring down unemployment in a significant way at this point. it's been kind of stuck. the economy added 114,000 jobs in september. this one is the last option before the election. it takes on that much more importance. both sides are likely to find something to talk about. president obama would say it's better than the 800,000 jobs we were losing when he took office. and romney could come out and say the unemployment rate is still high. and both would be right. economists would say it doesn't really matter. what's going on in your own life? do you have a job? does your spouse have a job? most people will vote with what is happening in their own lives. >> most people hear blah, blah, blah. >> it is really what you're feeling more than statistical. >>> more charges expected in the penn state
most of our constitutional laws don't give the government-elected officials the authority to force people to leave, so what government does do is control the transportation, control the roads, control the buildings. so this is a way to encourage people to leave. >> and when they tell you, you know, to basically get out, that means to get out because they have done all they can. and someone like chris christie, we have the box on the screen because we are waiting on chris christie, the governor of new jersey, he said it last time with a hurricane barreling to new york and new jersey. i'm telling you, get out if you don't. i'm paraphrasing, you are not right, i don't want to say a bad word to people. you have this new book called "leadership" and making decisions in the wake of katrina and other decisions you have made. as you're watching this preparation and watching people like michael bloomberg, people down on the coast, are they making the right decisions? >> they are going in the right direction. in today's world, we have large numbers of people living in concentrated areas and
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